Timber Frames

Architectural beauty, utility and strength

Timber frame construction is an art, and Jeff Thurston is one of its most gifted practitioners.

Also called “post-and-beam” construction, timber framing uses heavy, squared off, carefully fitted timbers joined together using mortises and large wooden pegs. The resulting structures are capable of bearing tremendous weight without interrupting interior space with numerous vertical supports.

The only Colonial-era wooden structures that survived the centuries were those built by the master craftsmen of their day, using the materials and construction techniques known to withstand the ravages of time and weather.

Jeff Thurston uses the same techniques and care today, coupled with modern, more efficient methods of cutting and hoisting timbers into place. His timber framed homes, barns and municipal buildings are known throughout New England for their architectural beauty, utility and lasting strength.

Because a picture is worth
a thousand words.

Visit Jeff Thurston’s portfolio to see photos of his work on architectural details, custom doors, entryways, fine cabinetry, timberframes, trusses, home additions, public buildings, historic restorations and reproductions. Go >